Man Dies In Fatal Vehicle Accident In Montgomery County
MONTGOMERY COUNTY - A 59-year-old Witt man died in a fatal crash on Illinois Route 16 approximately a quarter mile south of South 5th Street in Witt in Montgomery County at 7:25 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2022.
The driver in the accident - 34-year-old male Daniel Adams of Gillespie - was also transported from the scene to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The 59-year-old was the passenger in the single-vehicle accident.
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The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 18:
Unit 1- 2016 Black Dodge Van.
A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling west on Illinois Route 16 approximately ¼ mile southwest of 5th Street in Witt, Montgomery County. Unit 1 left the road to the right, and struck an embankment and a tree. The passenger of Unit 1 was pronounced deceased on scene. The driver of Unit 1 was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver of Unit 1 was cited for DUI Alcohol and Driving Too Fast for Conditions.
All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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